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Poster: garthus Date: Feb 1, 2009 7:37pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Google Books 'Guidelines' Change

I run into this shit all the time when Libraries are involved in digitization projects. They rush to put copyrights on the digitization products of public domain works thinking that somehow this will give them control (and $) over this material.

I say **** all of them. I for one will continue scanning as much public domain materials as I can and place them under a creative commons license on the internet archive. If we have to, then rescan all of the Google stuff, or process the files and remove all forensic evidence of any digital rights. Once this happens maybe they will realize that there is not big bucks in doing this stuff. I think that the IA is growing fast enough that eventually we can co-opt OCLC and Google by having the best archive available if we continue working at it. Nothing suprises me with all of that human scum out there trying to make a buck by controlling information and outright ripping of everyone else. You would think that everyone out there should have been sickened by the US financial crisis, but I think many are just wishing that it was they who did the stealing.

I do not know what to say about this Google activity, other than that it does not suprise me in the least.